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Aug 14, 2013 04:45 PM

Do you pick out the "good pieces"?

I just caught myself doing it with a bag of store bought snack mix, but it could apply to almost anything. Things ranging from a lovingly made seafood dish that you're plating for your family, all the way down to the lowly bag of Chex Mix.
So, are you a pick and chooser?

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  1. No with the exception of Brazil nuts, which are plainly filler.

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    1. re: ferret

      Ha, my family does this all the time. We even have a name for it: high grading.

      And my parentals will high grade out the Brazil nuts for themselves as they covet them. As hippie chickinsing notes below, one person's filler is another's fill'er up!

      1. re: grayelf

        Love brazil nuts. When I occasionally buy a can of mixed nuts, I can hoard the cashews since DH doesn't particularly care for them. Otherwise, I don't think I do too much picking out my favorites....I think.

      2. re: ferret

        Please send me your brazil nuts- i love them!!!

        1. re: Ttrockwood

          Brazil nuts are one of my favorites, too. I'll always remember what my grandfather called them.

          1. re: Tripeler

            my grandfather calls them elephant toenails it kind of grosses me out...

      3. Yes. I think we all do (to different degrees). When the foods are shared by many others, I do have a very small tendency what I like, but I also try not to over do it. When the foods are for myself alone (like snack mix), I actually do not because I know I will have to eventually eat my good and bad pieces. If anything, I used to eat out what I don't like first, so I can have what I love best at the end.

        1. Absolutely! I'm willing to share, but I still pick out my faves. The best thing is when you find someone else who's favorites are your least favorites. It's like finding a foodie-soul-mate.

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          1. re: hippiechickinsing

            Yes. My wife likes pizza crusts, whereas I don't really care about them either way. She gets all my pizza rinds, which she treasures. She's so easy.

            1. re: flavrmeistr

              Mrs. G. is the same way; I get her toppings/innards and she gets my crusts. Same with meats; give her a bone to gnaw on and I get the meat.

            2. re: hippiechickinsing

              I had a close friend who would trade one of her lobster claws for all my lobster legs. What a deal.

            3. Thanks for the replies. I am now feeling like less of a greedy turd!

              1. I always do this but, I go from least liked to best that way I feel I've been rewarded for eating the whole bag! .